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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Illinois extends eviction moratorium to mid-September
Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended Illinois’ eviction moratorium until mid-September through an executive order issued Aug. 20.
Cook Co. Circuit Court Law Division to resume trial setting, expand jury trials
The Circuit Court of Cook County announced its Law Division will resume trial setting and trial call and expand jury trials, preferably in person, starting later this month.
Report: Court clerks could lose $15M when cash bail ends
A new report predicts that county circuit court clerks in Illinois will lose as much as $15 million total in fines and fees each year when the state eliminates cash bail in January 2023.
$3.8M awarded to woman after botched spinal surgery
A Will County jury awarded more than $3.8 million to a woman who had chronic pain and was unable to work after a screw was misplaced during lumbar spinal fusion surgery.
Suit over hijab removal gets go-ahead
A Muslim woman who alleges correctional officers at the Cook County Jail forced her to remove her hijab and then took booking photos of her has stated a claim for a violation of her religious rights, a federal judge held Thursday.
2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Kankakee courthouse
KANKAKEE, Ill. — Two people were killed and another was injured Thursday morning in a shooting near the courthouse in the small northern Illinois city of Kankakee, officials said.
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Web tracking ruled not a search
Federal agents did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they used electronic devices to discover the addresses of websites visited by a man suspected and later convicted in a series of cyberattacks on W.W. Grainger, a federal appeals court held.
Fall term in session for Illinois high court
The Illinois Supreme Court will convene in person Tuesday in Springfield to begin hearing oral arguments for its September term.